Calendar: Head Out To Help Out

19 01 2011

Find out what Transitions Victoria Food Group is doing to help make food local.

This week, helping hands abound! Watch figure skating dreams come true, lose yourself in a comic, or find one of the many groups that help keep Victoria a wonderful place to live.

If you’d rather stay home with a good book, email (SUBJECT:HEAVY TRAFFIC) and win an autographed copy of Ken Merkley’s latest book, Heavy Traffic. It’s got murder and mystery, all set on Vancouver Island’s tranquil shores.

2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships – Watch as competitors duke it out for figure skating supremecy! FRIDAY-SUNDAY at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $41.

Heritage Under Threat? – Are you concerned with protecting heritage gardens and urban woodland? Speakers, art, photos, maps, info, discussion and refreshments. FRIDAY 3:30pm at  the Oak Bay Public Library (1442 Monterey). Free.

A New Year for Haiti – Offering entertainment, refreshments and a silent auction ti rause funds for Haitian Earthquake Relief. SATURDAY 6pm at The Well (821 Fort). $20. 250 727-6454.

Victoria Comic Book Show – Come and experience the wide and varied universe of comic books. Come buy, sell, trade or just browse around. Free comics (while they last). Free admission. SUNDAY 11am-4pm at 3277 Douglas. Free. 250-361-6227.

Help Us Improve Oswald Park – The City of Victoria will upgrade Oswald Park this year and invites the community to a public meeting to describe their vision for the park. TUESDAY 6:30pm in the Community Room, Oaklands Community Centre  (1 – 2827 Belmont). 250-361-0600.

Transition Victoria Food Group Open House – Join them for slides, presentations on their current project and on permaculture, conversation, snacks, tea, learning and sharing. Find out how you can get involved with the Spring Ridge Commons Stewardship Project. Donations appreciated. TUESDAY 7-9pm at the Fernwood Community Association (1923 Fernwood). Free. 250-882-3551.

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